EYFS (Nursery & Reception) 2023 - 2024

Mrs Williams

Miss Prendergast

Mr hunter



Welcome to our new EYFS page for the academic year 2023-24!


Welcome to EYFS!

Session Times for Nursery Children:

Morning nursery: 8.30am – 11.30am (Doors open at 11.20am) 

Afternoon nursery: 12.10pm – 3.10pm (Doors open at 3.00pm)

(We also offer 30 hours places)

Session Times for Reception Children:

8.50am - 3.00pm


We plan a child-centered curriculum based around the needs and interests of the children in our care. We see parents as partners and work alongside them to provide the children with the greatest possible start to their school life. We recognise that parents are the first educators for all children.

In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

This consists of 7 areas of learning and development. 

The Prime Areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understand of the World
  • Expressive arts and Design

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Characteristics of Effective Learning

As well as Early Learning Goals we also observe the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning'.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning describe learning as a process and not as an event.

The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

-Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and have a go

-Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and

-Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.


We plan to meet the aims of our curriculum through child centered learning alongside our wonderful learning environment - indoors and outdoors.



We plan wonderful small group times with activities that help to meet the needs of our children and our curriculum. These include:

-Dough disco and Funky Fingers

-Helicopter stories

-Squiggle whilst you wiggle

-Story Dough

-Squiggle Club

-Story time

-Maths activities

-Circle time (PSED based)


-RWI Phonics


Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environment

Our environment includes:

  • Sand play
  • Water play
  • Construction area
  • Cosy reading area
  • Playdough area
  • Arts and crafts area
  • Painting area
  • Role play area
  • PSED Area
  • Messy area
  • Sensory room
  • Bike area
  • Staged area for performing
  • Music wall
  • Quite room for group times

We are also proud to say that we are an ELKLAN Communication Friendly Spaces Award winning school.

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Follow us on X (Formerly Twitter) to see what we have been upto each week in class:

Nursery @CMPMrsWilliams

Reception @Reception1CMPS


Our classroom videos are on our seesaw page.

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Carr Mill Primary School

Kentmere Avenue,
Moss Bank, St Helens,
Merseyside, WA11 7PQ

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